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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

SPECULATE

DEFINITION:
To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Undulate

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


2. Recede

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.


3. Jaunty

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

The arrangement of events in time

To cringe in fear


4. Bamboozle

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


5. Solstice

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).


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